Angry Callers Harass 80-Year-Old with Same Name as Cecil the Lion’s Killer

Walter PalmerMinneapolis dentist Walter J. Palmer has faced protests and angry phone calls ever since he was revealed to be the killer of Cecil the Lion. But so has Walter J. Palmer, an unrelated 80-year-old insurance salesman.

As the only other Waler J. Palmer in the phone book, the elder Palmer has received over a hundred phone calls. “They wanted to tell me what they thought of me. And there were some pretty ugly, abusive calls,” he told local NBC affiliate KARE.

In the end, he had take the phone off-the-hook in order to sleep. “The level of the viciousness of these calls didn’t surprise me,” he said.

Ironically, Palmer actually has gone on an African safari before, but only took photos of the lions. “It’s much more fun to shoot an animal with a camera than it is with a gun,” he said.

Watch, via NBC News.

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